how to stop my download from going by defaul to my desktop

Hello,

I am helping a friend to stop his downloads from going directly ( by default) to his desktop. One of his friend change this settings somewhere and now every time she download something it goes straight to the desktop.

How can I restore to the default it ? how can I make it like it was before that when you download something a yellow toolbar on the bottom of the screen ask you where you would like to download your document ?

Where can I change this setting back to what it was ?

Thank you for your help
ItaliabellaAsked:
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arnoldCommented:
Here is the google chrome fix for your situation.
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95574?hl=en
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NVITCommented:
One way that may help (depending on your browser - I'm using Google Chrome):
- Right-click the link.
- Pick Save link as...
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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
Hello New Village and thank you for your quick answer.

I am going to send a test email with an attachment and test your instructions tomorrow and let you know.

She was using internet Explorer. Now I have just installed Chrome. do you think that setting that save everything directly to the desktop will affect also the new chrome Browser ?
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NVITCommented:
> do you think that setting that save everything directly to the desktop will affect also the new chrome Browser ?

Not sure I follow your meaning. If you mean... if you change it in Chrome, IE will be affected? If so, NO. IE must be set independently.
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arnoldCommented:
In iE, it remembers the last location you saved. This setting is in Internet options,.
Does the user get promoted when the download is needed where to save it or is it automatically starts to download?
Under the advanced tab, check the box notify when downloads complete.

The location where the download is stored is not the primary reason one should switch to a different browser.....

Under security, Internet, you can either reset to default, or edit the custom level and deal with the download options there in.  Double check which zone, the domain in question is in in the event it behaves the same after the changes.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Open IE
- press Ctrl+'J'
- Click on Options on the bottom right
- Browse to the location you want to use
- Click OK and Close

As your friend has discovered, if you change the location for a specific download IE "helpfully" remembers this and uses it the next time.
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nobusCommented:
here all you want to know about downloads in IE :  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/download-files#ie=ie-11-win-7

send him this article!
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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
Ok Thank you very much everyone.  You have provided a variety of solution and I leaned a lot. This afternoon I will try them all and let you know, in advance thank you so much.

NewVIllage: Yes you understood properly. She has this problem with Internet explorer. she doesn't like IE. She asked me to install chrome. SO according to your answer the problem should be resolved right there just installing a different browser correct ?  But I still would like to fix IE. so I can learn something new.
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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
OK, I am here with the laptop finally and what I was told was not correct. The problem exist in Chrome not in Internet Explorer. I did a test as as soon as I say download the document goes straight to the desktop. How can I revert this ? and the other questions is what is de default location for Chrome ? where by default a downloaded document go ?

thank you
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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
Great Arnold ! I fix it ! Thank you !

Question, by default before they messed up with the browser the box "Ask where to save each file......." was checked or unchecked ?

I am trying to bring it back to the original state.

Second question, I did a browser restore, should it have bring back the download to the original state ?

Thank, you.
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arnoldCommented:
not sure in both cases.  Adding the Google help page as a bookmark, it is up to the user which way they want to proceed.
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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
Guys I learned a lot from each of you today with this issue. Thank you so much to all of you for your time.
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NVITCommented:
Hi Italiabella,
Glad you got it resolved. Have a nice day...
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